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Old 07-24-2020, 06:12 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Back in SC upstate
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Got a problem for a bodyman/woman whatever.

Here's what lead me to investigate.

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I examined the inside by pulling the hard cover on the right side of the trunk and found this.

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I have the pieces to replace these sections from my other car and am relearning to weld after 45 years without a torch in my hand. Doing fine but still have a way to go since the mig I afforded doesn't use gas and the minimum wire is .03 which is a challenge to weld such thin sheet metal with.

You can notice the two pieces which are rusty lap as the skin turns back toward the center of the auto and the panel laps over it. As I cut the two pieces out of the parts car I noticed a type of putty between the two in that lap joint.

I used a spot welding tool so I saw the seam sealer was used originally. I've looked over several seam sealers but none of them mention being compatible with spot welding.

Does anyone know what MB used, the technique or method they used to get that sealer in the lap seam? How about it, folks. Any other old timers out there who might direct my path?

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